2018 Guatemala City, Guatemala

Sep 6, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Day 1, Day 2, and Day 3

Guatemala City, Guatemala

The advance preparation has been profound. Join us on a trip toward the miraculous… Our Team of talented, caring, dedicated medical providers and support staff that number 27 total, will bring everything... Read More »

Sep 7, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Day 4

Guatemala City, Guatemala

Our Rotaplast International mission consists of a medical team with deep credentials. Surgeons: Medical Director/Surgeon, David Low, Surgeon, Milton Solis, Surgeon, David Morwood, Surgeon Anesthesiologis... Read More »

Sep 8, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Day 5 Surgery

Guatemala City, Guatemala

“May you know a new life with good health” -anonymous Young patients ready for their important surgical day      Surgical preparation begins: PreOp      Surgeries begin.  Surgery prefor... Read More »

Sep 10, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala, Surgical Day 6

Guatemala City, Guatemala

The team has returned after a relaxing day, ready to go.   We have 3 bone grafts, several cleft palates, and several nasal fistula surgeries scheduled for today.  The protocol for patients and families r... Read More »

Sep 11, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Day 7 Surgery

Guatemala City, Guatemala

It is 6:15 a.m.  We have all boarded the bus to Hospital Social San Lazaro.  As we drive through the streets of Guatemala, I reflect on the city and it’s people…  Guatemala City serves as the econom... Read More »

Sep 12, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala. Surgery Day 7

Guatemala City, Guatemala

In the country of Guatemala, the patients and their families have an amazing ability to wait patiently.  They wait their turn to be evaluated by the medical team on intake day.  They wait to be admitted ... Read More »

Sep 13, 2018

Guatemala City, Guatemala – Clinic Day

Guatemala City, Guatemala

As the end of our journey to Guatemala with the Rotaplast International team, we are grateful to be of help and filled with sadness that it will come to an end.  This has truly been a journey into oneself... Read More »

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Nov 8, 2021

Day 6 – Going Home

After breakfast, several team members met with Dr. Elizondo to discuss the mission and future opportunities for Rotaplast to work with them.  He expressed thanks to the Rotaplast team for coming and assis... Read More »

Nov 7, 2021

Day 5 – Last Day of...

Several more surgeries were performed on this last day. Perhaps one of the most under-rated, yet most valuable aspects of surgery is that of anesthesia.  On television and in the movies, the anesthesiolog... Read More »